Not another silly article on Hand Hygiene! - page 2

I know we have numerous articles and threads on Infection Control and hand washing but it appears to me that the minority of healthcare workers actually are not washing their hands as often as they... Read More

  1. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    I refuse to walk barefoot in the TSA area of airports. I always have socks on, or have some with me. Sometimes i ask the agent when the mat was last sanitized. They usually act like I have three heads.
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  3. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    I thought of this thread last night when I went grocery shopping . . I grabbed a cart from the line outside and the handle was . . . STICKY!!

    Thank goodness for those anti-bacterial wipes as you walk in the door. Who knows what the "sticky" stuff was . . .
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  4. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I thought of this thread last night when I went grocery shopping . . I grabbed a cart from the line outside and the handle was . . . STICKY!!

    Thank goodness for those anti-bacterial wipes as you walk in the door. Who knows what the "sticky" stuff was . . .


    Ewwwwwwwwww
  5. Visit  theantichick profile page
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    I am mildly obsessed with germs. I actually do wash/gel in and out of the patient room. I also clean my hands before I touch my face or eat. However, while Micro taught me how loaded absolutely EVERYTHING is with germs, it also taught me that the vast majority aren't pathological. And, if we maintain our own defenses (good skin integrity, adequate hydration, good nutrition) even if we do get exposed, most exposures won't result in illness. So I'm less worried about myself catching something, either in the hospital or out in the world, than I am about protecting my patients who don't have those good defenses.
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  6. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I thought of this thread last night when I went grocery shopping . . I grabbed a cart from the line outside and the handle was . . . STICKY!!

    Thank goodness for those anti-bacterial wipes as you walk in the door. Who knows what the "sticky" stuff was . . .
    Probably left over spit and snot from that toddler that had his mouth all over the handle.
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  7. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    Quote from tntrn
    I refuse to walk barefoot in the TSA area of airports. I always have socks on, or have some with me. Sometimes i ask the agent when the mat was last sanitized. They usually act like I have three heads.
    This is EXACTLY what I thought of the last time I flew. Not to mention the plane itself.
  8. Visit  Biosciencegeek profile page
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    Quote from i_love_patient_care
    Yeah I saw a doctor taking off dirty wound dressings with bare hands, and then applying the clean ones right after that. No handwashing in between! I'd never dream of calling them out, but seriously, wow...
    Even as a CNA, I'll call them out in 1/2 of a heartbeat, no questions asked. And I have, many times. I don't care if they've been to school for 60 years, they will not touch my residents without the good old 20 second routine. They are not the ones cleaning up the c.diff stool, I am, and I tell them that, tactfully of course. They actually respect me in that regard now.
  9. Visit  RNKPCE profile page
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    I hate the bathroom where the faucet doesn't stay on long enough to scrub your hands so you have to touch it again, which seems to defeat the purpose. I am like Houdini when it comes to public bathrooms, I can usually go in and lock the door with my knee or foot and just touch the toilet paper and same on the way out. If they have auto faucets or at least faucets that stay on I will wash my hands, and always open door with paper towel. Otherwise I use my person hand sanitizer. I've been in some places like the park where they have those horrible faucets with no soap and no paper towels and everything looks dirty, ewww. I used to hate taking my kids in public bathrooms when they were little, they wanted to touch every thing.
  10. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    Surgeons are the worst offenders!!! I can't tell you how many times we have remind all the surgeons except for our pediatric guys! And they really get put out when we tell them they have to gown and glove for MRSA kids. I had one tell me, "Well, we probably all have it" and I replied "Probably but the next kid you see with an open wound probably doesn't"

    Somedays I need a taser.


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